Sep 19, 2010 5:05am EDT
extremism in politics today? there is sort of an us versus them type attitude when you have the promotion, the book promotion in ireland. you had some disruption of your time there. you canceled a similar event in london. were you surprised by that? what does this tell us about politics today? >> the people that mount these protests, that throw things and shout things and everything, in my experience, they're not representative of the broad majority, who even if they disagree with express that disagreement reasonably. the second thing, though, is something i call the tyranny of the protest. which means today in the world in which we live in politics, if you particularly with 24-hour a day, seven-day a week media, if you come out and do something extreme. suppose even a public meeting that a politician is holding, they've got a thousand people in the audience and five of them stand up and shout and throw things, i can guarantee the five will take the publicity. >> wars create upset, uncertainty and are very tough. >> that is absolutely natural that people feel very strongly. but
Sep 6, 2010 3:05am EDT
. >> reporter: knut, former consultant, fired 1,000 people and streamlined production. they used to make 13,000 different pieces. now they make just 6,000. >> the lady over there is actually filling in the last -- >> reporter: the store sold lego land to a company that actually knows how to run a theme park. popular lines, many of them aimed at girls, were discontinued. >> when we were struggling i was thinking, geez, i don't know where the lego is part of a future. >> reporter: he figured even in an age of tv and video games kids want to play with their hands. lego has moved away from the purer, simpler lego i remember from my youth. ♪ >> reporter: these days lego men carry guns. there's more fighting and it seems, more instructions. >> you can build the high-tech lego agent's car. >> reporter: while i felt that lego let my imagination run wild -- >> it's in your hands to help indiana jones solve the great mystery. >> reporter: now kids are told how to create an indiana jones fight scene. by doing that you are imposing some limits or directions on the child easily creative play.
Sep 26, 2010 5:05am EDT
so appreciate it. >> thanks, maria. >> thank you so much. robert reich joining us. >>> turning charitable promises into a reality. my conversation with president bill clinton about the economy, jobs, and innovation at the clinton global initiative. >>> and from clinton to bush. former first lady laura bush will join me to talk about life after the white house and her focus on women's education. as we take a break, take a look at how the stock market ended the week. >>> president clinton has been a busy man since he left the white house. he is turning promises inta reality, working with businesses and political leaders across the globe to improve lives after establishing the clinton global initiative to help realize change. this week i sat with him before a live audience at the cgi. we talked charity, taxes, and jobs. >> i think we have to target the areas where we know we can grow more jobs. we have to find ways to finance them and go where the money is. and we have to make sure we have people who can do those jobs. the areas that are most likely to produce big job growth are s
Sep 12, 2010 5:05am EDT
going to be harder. it's going to take us a while to dig out of this. we've been growing for more than a year. we've seen more than 3/4 of a million private-sector jobs come back. that's a pretty good beginning. the big global companies in the united states that export to the rest of the world, americans are very innovative, productive, good at doing the things -- producing the things that the world needs. those are encouraging signs. but it is still very tough out there. >> my thanks to treasury secretary tim geithner. >>> up next on the "wall street journal report," a sputtering economy, a weak jobs market, what does it mean for your money? we'll talk to one of the smartest men on wall street. >>> and looking back at the september season that shook wall street to its very core. two years since that weekend that changed everything. is the street any wiser? with orbitz, i know what to expect from my vacation. bad dog, balloon pop. [ dog whimpers ] because orbitz has price assurance. leaf in face, marie, man with computer. [ man ] marie! if another orbitz customer books the same hotel or